Strange weather : four short novels /Material type: BookEdition: First edition.Description: 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780062663115.Uniform titles: Novels. Selections.Subject(s): Psychological fiction | Novellas | Thrillers (Fiction) | Horror fiction
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Snapshot -- Loaded -- Aloft -- Rain.
Taking us beyond the ordinary, Hill reveals the base elements of our lives in a quartet of thrilling, haunting, and entertaining novellas about remembering and forgetting, falling and fantasizing, homicide and helplessness, guns and the grotesque, wind and rain, living and dying, dreams... and nightmares.
"Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.
A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump ... and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in "Aloft."
On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails--splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. "Rain" explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.
In "Loaded," a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.